Tuesday, September 11, 2012

feis kontrol fail

It's probably a good thing I don't have a regular 9-5 job, because I am too ugly to leave the house right now.  All, apparently, because I don't know the difference between 11 and 11+.

After being talked into having a real grownup facial by my esthetician last week, I diligently applied the trio of magical post-facial elixirs to my face, as instructed.  The eruption of a nasty itchy rash a couple of days later was definitely not what I was expecting.  

Yesterday I visited my esthetician, bag of magical elixirs in tow, for an emergency face intervention:   

Here is problem.  She points to the pot of apres peel hydrating balm.  You need #11

But that is #11, I point out.    

No!  Vigourous head shake.  Is 11+.  Is different.

Oh.

So I am staying out of the public eye for the foreseeable future and I keep my head down when I am forced to leave the house to run errands.  I'm trying not to fixate on the itch of the angry red welts on my peeling face, as I apply the correct cream and recall her words of reassurance that everything will be fine.

This could just be karma coming back to bite me for flippantly suggesting that the Calgary indie music scene needs to start sporting balaclavas.  Guess I'm just being fashion forward.

11 comments:

Allison said...

Ouch that sounds painful! I had a facial at a spa once and I broke out, and never tried one again. My skin is far to sensitive for the harsh creams they use. I only use a gentle cleanser on my face, and aveeno baby lotion on the rest of me.

Hope you heal quickly!

rebelle said...


awww shoot, git ye sum Franklin County hooch thin go out.

At least you'd have an excuse for being all flushed and blistered.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Not much fun, is it, Al? I find that I am getting increasingly sensitive to perfumes and such. So, last facial ever.

Best idea ever, Rebelle! A built in excuse is always useful. Besides I hear that Franklin County makes the best hooch.

umbrellalady said...

Ouch! That would hurt in more ways than one! Hope it clears up soon.

rebelle said...

They do! I've had some.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

So itchy, Kathy! I have learned my lesson, hopefully without too many scars.

You really do lead a charmed life, Rebelle.

Eugene Knapik said...

I'm not one to laugh at the misfortune of my friends, but ya gotta admit it's pretty funny that you got the wrong #11. I hope you heal up real good.

Toccata said...

I feel for you. I once had an allergic reaction to some medication and my face looked like it had third degree burns. Didn't hurt, didn't itch and I told myself that an ugly face is no reason to skip work. Big mistake. I never had so many people do a quick step back and ask, "Oh my God! Is it contagious?" Take care and I hope it heals up lickity split.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

You'd think these cosmetic companies would have more numbers to choose from when naming their products, Mr Anchovy! Last time I checked, there were infinite numbers available. (It is funny, though)

You should have coughed on them, Toccata!
I had the opposite reaction when I ran into the most beautiful woman in the area at the grocery store and felt compelled to tell her why I was especially ugly. "Oh no, you look just fine," she lied. She's also the kindest woman in the area.

Vol-E said...

My first thought when reading your post was, They'll figure out a way to make it seem like it's her fault.. Sure 'nough. Stooopid labeling! Glad (hope) it cleared up!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

You figured out my surprise ending, Vol-E! Thankfully, the old face is back to normal now, wrinkles and all.